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Guest Lecture: James Gelvin (UCLA) — “Syria and the Arab Uprisings”

  • Date: November 5, 2012
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Location: TBA

James Gelvin (UCLA, History) is the author of numerous books and articles on the Middle East and an expert on Syria. He will speak on the current situation in Syria.

Gelvin’s book, The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012), will be available in paperback for sale.

Sponsors: Middle Eastern Studies Program, Middle East Subcommittee of the International Education Committee, Departments of History, Comparative World Literature, and Political Science, and the Peace and Social Justice Program.

SPRING 2013 EVENTS:  

Guest Lecture: Hugh Wilford’s The Game-Players — The Early Years of the CIA in the Middle East

Hugh Wilford (CSULB, History) specializes in U.S. Intellectual History, History of the American Left, and the CIA. Wilford is the author of numerous books and articles. He will speak about his forthcoming book The Game-Players: The Early Years of the CIA in the Middle East.

Sponsors: Middle Eastern Studies Program, Middle East Subcommittee of the International Education Committee, Departments of History and Political Science,  and Programs in International Studies and American Studies.

Film and Discussion:  A Separation (2012)

Director Asghar Farhadi’s film A Separation explores the life of an Iranian middle-class couple who separates. It portrays the conflicts that arise when the husband hires a caretaker for his elderly father who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

This film has won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and many other international film awards.

This event is organized by the Middle Eastern Studies Program and the Middle East Subcommittee of the International Education Committee.